Assistant Professor in Strategic Management (Tenure Track)
Aalto University is a new university with over a century of experience. Created from a high-profile merger between three leading universities in Finland – the Helsinki School of Economics, the Helsinki University of Technology and the University of Art and Design Helsinki – Aalto University opens up new possibilities for strong multi-disciplinary education and research. The university's ambitious goal is to rank among the top universities in the world in its areas of specialization. At Aalto there are 20,000 students with around 75,000 alumni. We have a staff of 4,500 including 300 professors.

Aalto University School of Science invites applications for:


Candidate profile

Applications are invited from individuals with strong research and teaching interest in strategic management who strive for academic excellence. Applicants should have recently completed their PhD with a focus on strategic management, or expect to complete it by August 2012. The primary selection criteria will be academic track-record, research potential, teaching capabilities, and strong recommendations. For foreign applicants, the only language requirement is fluency in written and spoken English.


The applicant is expected to develop a state-of-the-art research program with international visibility. The teaching load in this position is negotiable but is planned to include two courses per year. In addition, the tasks are planned to include participation in Master’s thesis supervision as well as contributing to the doctoral program and other research, teaching, and outreach activities. The starting date for the position is expected to be September 2012 (alternative starting date is negotiable). Salary is competitive at the European level and initial research funding will also be provided.

The position is located at the Institute of Strategy (a part of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management), which consists of six professors and about 40 researchers, including PhD students. In terms of research output in top-tier journals, the Institute of Strategy has in recent years been among the most productive strategy units in Europe. Active research at the Institute covers a broad set of topics including corporate strategy, corporate ventures, high-growth entrepreneurship, venture capital, industry evolution, innovation management, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic renewal. The Institute offers a supportive environment for high world-class activity in strategic management. For additional information see:

As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life and competitiveness studies. It is the best country in the world to live according to a Newsweek 2010 study. It is the 2nd happiest place in the world according to a 2007 OECD study. Helsinki is the best city in the world to live in according to a 2011 report by Monocle Magazine and is 7th in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability ranking 2011. Finland has also been ranked the 4th in the Global Competitiveness Index 2011-2012 of the World Economic Forum and the 2nd best in the Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 of Transparency International 2011. Aalto University offers support for moving in Finland. Some information is available at:

Application procedure

The applications are to be addressed to the President of Aalto University and submitted by e-mail, preferably in a single pdf document, to the Registry of Aalto University ([log in to unmask]) no later than on 16 January 2012. All the materials should be submitted in English, including at least the following documents:

- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae (with contact details)
- a job market paper
- three letters of recommendation
- possible teaching evaluations

Please read the application instructions before submitting the application:

For additional information, please contact the Head of the Institute of Strategy, Professor Markku Maula, tel. +358 40 556 0677, or the Head of the Department, Professor Hannele Wallenius, tel. +358 503 878 109 (or for recruitment process related questions HR-coordinator Johanna Montgomery, tel. +358 50 346 6428). E-mails: [log in to unmask].

Aalto University reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period, reopen the application process, and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Application materials will not be returned.

In Espoo, 13th December 2011
Professor Markku Maula
Head of the Institute of Strategy
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Aalto University, School of Science
P.O. Box 15500, Otaniementie 17
Mobile: +358 40 556 0677
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